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The 79th Annual Dolphin Show Presents: Merrily We Roll Along

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When: Friday, January 21, 2022
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Central

Where: Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson Street, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: General Admission: $20-35
NU Faculty: $15
NU Graduate and Undergraduate Students: $10
Seniors and Children: $15

Contact: Owen Kiley  

Group: The Dolphin Show

Sponsor: The Dolphin Show

Category: Fine Arts



It’s “Our Time”! We couldn’t be more excited about “Opening Doors” to Cahn Auditorium and presenting one of Stephen Sondheim’s most beloved and semi-autobiographical shows in January of 2022.

We are so excited to be bringing The Dolphin Show BACK to Cahn Auditorium this January. Please make sure to read all of the following before purchasing your ticket(s) and keep an eye out on our social media pages (Facebook and Instagram) for holiday, New Year, and Student discounts.

Based on George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s 1934 play of the same name, and originally produced on Broadway in 1981, “Merrily We Roll Along” follows the lives of wealthy, jaded composer, Franklin Shepard, and his two estranged friends through each milestone of their personal and professional lives.

We chose Merrily for this year’s Dolphin Show because, at its core, it reminds us to cherish the relationships we are forging as college students, and to hold onto this unique form of love and support for the rest of our lives. We’re excited to put the focus in our process on fostering those connections and asking how we can show up for each other in ways that the characters in Merrily often fail to do. From increasing accessibility and diversity to incorporating audience immersion into the characters’ grandeur, the 79th Annual Dolphin Show will be nothing like you have ever seen before!

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COVID-19 Policy:
Attendance at Merrily We Roll Along requires proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours (two days) of your chosen performance. All patrons must be masked throughout the entire show.

Northwestern students must present their Wildcard.

Fully vaccinated patrons (non-Northwestern students) must present proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (vaccine card).

Unvaccinated patrons (non-Northwestern students) must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours (two days) of your chosen performance.

All Patrons (18 years of age and older), regardless of affiliation to Northwestern University, can receive a COVID-19 test at the Northwestern University Jacobs Center (2001 Sheridan Road) from 9 AM - 4 PM Monday-Friday. This page includes more information on testing at the Jacobs Center.

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